If you have ever wondered what poetry looks like in the sky then you should witness the Aurora Borealis. You will need loads of patience and persistence but seeing this beautiful phenomenon is an exhilarating experience. This amazing phenomenon that illuminates that dark winter skies is visible from countries like Norway, Iceland and Manitoba in Canada. We will discus about the Amazing Northern Lights Tours in each of these countries and understand why viewing this spectacle is considered to be an ethereal experience.
Northern Lights Tour of Iceland
The Northern Lights Exploration Tour is very popular in Iceland which is carried out in fully escorted coaches along with guides who can speak both English and German. This tour gives you a chance to climb the famous Grabrok Volcano crater and get close to the most powerful hot spring in Europe that produces 180 liters of water per second that is boiling at almost 97 degrees. In the afternoon the tourists get a lecture about the famous Northern Lights. At night after dinner you can step into the hotel garden to catch a glimpse of the famous Northern Lights. On the following day you can spend the daytime hours by visiting a fishing village and enjoy the amazing lakes, waterfalls and the mountains. Mt Kirkjufell which juts out of the bay is one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. The tour guide will provide you with some practical tips on how to photograph the Auroras and this ‘lesson’ is actually a part of the Northern Lights Academy Program. Again as darkness falls you can come out in the garden of your accommodation or in the open to view the Northern Lights amidst the stillness and peaceful atmosphere of rural Iceland.
Northern Lights Tour of Norway
People in Norway say that there is nothing in this world that looks as beautiful as the Northern Lights. It is true that the sun, the moon and the stars are visible from almost anywhere in the earth but the famous Northern Lights can only be seen from certain areas of our planet and Norway is definitely one of them. In this country the Northern Lights are known as night-time Aurora as they are visible from that side of the earth which experiences nighttime. The best chance of viewing the Northern Lights is between November and March as the sky remains clear and there is limited amount of daylight. The Northern Lights Cruise Trip is very famous in this part of the world. The tourists board an authentic Hurtigruten ship just before noon and enjoy the Aurora from Trondheim to Tromso. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should not be missed on your trip to Norway.
Northern Lights Tour of Canada
Churchill in Manitoba has a very heavy concentration of auroral activity on Earth which makes it an ideal destination for the Northern Lights tour. You can view the lights from various vantage points including the new custom-built Aurora Pod which offers an amazing 360 degree view of the of the night sky through the glass top and sides. No wonder people regard Churchill as the best aurora viewing point on the planet. While you are here you will also get an opportunity to discover this historic town which is located on the Hudson Bay. You can arrive here by train or plane although people prefer to come here by train from Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba. En route you can view the Canadian plains, the subarctic tundra and the boreal forest. It is possible to travel solo to Churchill but you will gain more when you have an experienced guide by your side.